July 29, 2017

July 29, 2017 (Saturday)
Springfield MA

Uno Chicago Bar and Grill Live Music Summer Courtyard Series

This year's series will kick off May 1 and run nightly through Sept. 3, then Thursdays through Sundays from Sept. 7 to Oct. 1. There is no cover charge for these shows and the music runs 6-10 p.m. All shows are weather permitting.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Every Day Art Program

Paper Tales June 21 – August 1. Explore storytelling through images, and create your own collage adventure.

Windsor Locks CT

The New England Air Museum Soar into Summer Fun

The New England Air Museum’s annual Soar into Summer Fun programming will begin on Sunday June 25th. Join us for eight weeks of interactive activities for children, families, and aviation enthusiasts of all ages. Daily programs include climb aboard experiences in real aircraft; hands-on Build & Fly Challenges such as as Straw Rockets, Parachute Drop, and Kites in Flight; interactive Flight Science Demonstrations; virtual flight simulators; and much more.

Williamstown MA

Williamstown Theatre Festival

The Roommate June 27 - July 16. The Clean House July 19 - July 29. A Legendary Romance August 3 - August 20. The Model American June 28 - July 9. Where Storms are Born July 12 - July 23. MOSCOW MOSCOW MOSCOW MOSCOW MOSCOW MOSCOW July 26 - August 6. Actually August 9 - August 20. Since 1955, the Williamstown Theatre Festival has brought America’s finest actors, directors, designers, and playwrights to the Berkshires, engaging a loyal audience of both residents and summer visitors.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center, Nautilus LIVE!

2PM Daily, Monday – Friday and includes a 10-minute Q&A with the crew. Dr. Robert Ballard’s deep-sea explorations come alive this summer at the Connecticut Science Center’s Nautilus Live! Theater Show. Visitors are transported to the unknown depths of the world’s oceans. Join Dr. Ballard and his Corps of Exploration aboard the Exploration Vessel (E/V) Nautilus as they explore Earth’s last great uncharted territory.

Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit: Chagall for Children

The traveling exhibit created by the Kohl Children’s Museum features reproductions of over a dozen masterpieces by the modern artist Marc Chagall (1887-1985) accompanied by audio recordings and hands-on interactive elements. These imaginative activities are as varied as Chagall’s works. From June 27th to September 17th.

Elms College, Chicopee MA

Polish Center of Discovery and Learning

Exhibit: "They Risked Their Lives - Poles who saved Jews during the Holocaust" To provide an opportunity for people to learn about these courageous individuals, The Polish Center of Discovery and Learning is hosting a traveling exhibit through Aug. 4 about Polish rescuers during World War II collected from testimonies by the State of Israel Righteous Among Nations honorific. It consists of photographic storyboards on individuals (both living and dead) who faced challenges and dangers to help their fellow human beings.

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield MA

Basketball Hall of Fame Presents "60 Days of Summer"

1PM. Running through August 30, the Hall of Fame will host various appearances, autograph signings, magicians, trick dribblers and jugglers, mascot days, giveaway days, and much more! Best of all, these appearances are FREE of charge to all museums guests! These appearances are updated daily so be sure to check the date of your visit and see what exciting programming the 60 Days of Summer has to offer!

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Open Hearth Cooking

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Hall Tavern Kitchen. July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 In a Pickle Pickles and jam. Lemonade and switchel. During the hot summer, learn how people in early New England kept cool, and preserved summer produce. Our open hearth cooks will demonstrate how to make cooling beverages and foods like pickles and jam.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Family Programs

Get the Buzz on Bees!, July 1-August 13, Daily, 12 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Come to the History Workshop to learn the sweet story of honey bees. From pollination to producing wax and honey, bees have been important in Deerfield from colonial times right up to the present. Our bee related activities will be fun for everyone. Join us for wax candle making, honey tasting, creating a honey bee art project and planting pollinator friendly flower seeds.

Amherst & Hadley MA

Notch Visitors Center, Mt. Holyoke Range State Park Programs

The Notch Visitor Center’s exhibit and information desk area is open, free of charge, to the public Thursdays through Mondays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Here, you can explore the story of the Mount Holyoke Range, view natural history displays, and enjoy the children’s touch table. Weekly schedule for programs for the Notch Visitors Center: Changing Landscapes Hike, Kidleidescope, Wild Woods Walk, Super Senses Hike, Trolley Bed Walk, and Guided Hikes. See schedule for more details .....

Hadley MA

J.A. Skinner State Park Weekly Programs

On-the-Deck Summit House History, Sundays. Big Black Bears!! Sundays. Animal Pelt Mysteries, Saturdays. Chasing Chestnuts, Fridays. Trepidation on the Tramway, Friday, July 21, Wild Woods Walk, Friday, July 28. All DCR-sponsored programs are free. See schedule....

The Forks ME

Crab Apple Whitewater Nightfall Paintball

Play paintball on our four cool fields after a day of rafting on the Kennebec or Dead River. After the raft trip cookout and slideshow (about 4:00) we'll gather up the guns, throw on the camouflage and head to the playing fields for some action packed paintball games. Play until dusk - now that is cool! $45pp – 3 hours of play plus 500 paintballs.

Smith College, Northampton MA

Smith College Museum of Art Exhibition: Leisure & Luxury in the Age of Nero

through–August 17. Featuring works seen for the first time outside Italy, this groundbreaking exhibition centers on the ancient town of Oplontis on the Neapolitan coast, a site that was buried and preserved when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 CE. The exhibition focuses on two adjacent, spectacular Roman archaeological sites—one an enormous luxury villa (“Villa A”) that once sprawled along the coast of the Bay of Naples, the other a nearby commercial-residential complex (“Villa B”), where products from the region were exported.

S Hadley MA

NASH Dinosaur Track Site and Rock Shop

Eubrontes Dinosaur Track - Connecticut River ValleyWhere is the best place in the world to find dinosaur tracks? In the Connecticut River Valley. It was in this valley that the first dinosaur tracks in North America were found. The Nash Dinosaur Track Site and Rock Shop is located about one mile from where the first dinosaur tracks in the Connecticut River Valley were found in 1802 by a farmer named Pliny Moody. Open daily - closed Wednesday. Adults $ 3.00, Children $ 2.00.

Deerfield MA

Deerfield Memorial Hall Museum EXHIBITION: Astronomy, Geology, and Dino Tracks! Oh my!

Edward’s significant work on Connecticut Valley fossil footprints and Orra’s scientific illustrations rocked the world in the 19th century. This exhibition introduces the Hitchcocks’ many contributions to astronomy, botany, geology, and ichnology in the very place they started a lifetime of work together. Admission is $6 for adults; $3 for youth and students 6-21.

Indian Orchard MA

The Titanic Museum

Museum store update, January 27th 2010You'll step into home of the world-famous Titanic Historical Society Collection where you will relive 1912 at the Titanic Museum. Throughout the intimate landmark museum, visitors will see Titanic legends come to life. A tribute to the ill-fated liner, rare artifacts tell stories of passengers and crew. You will learn more about Titanic history and have lots of fun. The atmosphere is very informal and enjoyable for the whole family. Personally hosted by the Kamudas, the founding family, who readily answer your questions about Titanic and the displays.

Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit: Marc Chagall and Friends: The Salon des Indépendants

July 18, 2017, through January 28, 2018. The display features a print by Chagall alongside rarely seen works by Alexander Archipenko, Jacques Lipchitz, and Amedeo Modigliani, all of whom lived in the same studio apartment complex as Chagall between 1911 and 1914. Additionally, the exhibit contains prints by several artists affiliated with the “School of Paris,” a burgeoning group of immigrant artists that included famed cubist Pablo Picasso and Marc Chagall.

Charlemont MA

Crab Apple Whitewater, Deerfield River Funyak Trip

Specials - July 21, 24, 27. How about a lazy afternoon riding eight miles of mild rapids in our one and two person inflatable kayaks? Or July 22, Raft the Deerfield River this July. Enjoy the heat wave! This trip features ten miles of Class II-III rapids, chances for swimming, water fights and a delicious picnic lunch. Or July 23 and 30, Enjoy a guided afternoon adventure on easy whitewater. Special Price for new reservations, save $10 ....

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Exhibition: Inventing America: Rockwell and Warhol

Two of America’s most important visual communicators, Norman Rockwell and Andy Warhol embraced populism, created enduring icons, shaped national identity, and opened new ways of seeing during the twentieth century. Norman Rockwell Museum will present the first exhibition to examine the artistic and cultural influence of these celebrated image-makers and the continued influence of their indelible legacies. The exhibition will explore such themes as the elevation of the ordinary; notions of an idyllic past; the culture of celebrity; and mass media and the power of visual communication. Through October 29.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Exhibition: Out of the Darkness

Through Oct 27, 2019. Out of the Darkness: The Art of Frank Miller is the first comprehensive museum exhibition devoted to renowned comic book artist whose award-winning work helped to transform the comic book industry and redefine the look and feel of today’s superhero films. The exhibition will examine Miller’s distinctive style for specific characters, such as Wolverine, Daredevil, Elektra, and an aging, vengeful Batman who battles Superman. The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue with essays by comic book and pop culture historians, as well as Mr. Kowalski.

Bernardston MA

Crumpin-Fox Golf Club, Lobster Week

July 23-29,
Featuring fresh lobster directly from the rocky coast of Maine to the hills of Bernardston, MA - and great deals on golf all week long! Grab 18 holes with cart for as low as $50pp during Lobster Week, and then enjoy a nice meal on the newly renovated After-Deck at Zeke's Bar & Grill. Overlook the 18th hole and sip on a cool beverage as you feast on a Lobster Roll or one of our daily specials! $7-$30.

Three County Fairgrounds, Northampton MA

Three County Fairgrounds Presents New England Morgan Horse Show

July 25-29. 78th Annual New England Morgan Horse Show. Cost: Free admission. The show includes competitions in park saddle and park harness, English pleasure, Western pleasure, pleasure driving, hunter pleasure, dressage, carriage driving and more for a total of some 200 individual classes.

Thornes Marketplace, Northampton MA

Thornes Marketplace Summer Sidewalk Sales

Northampton Sidewalk Sale Days Thursday, 10:00 am to Sunday, 7:00 pm. Outside Main Street Entrance. More fun than a day at the beach!
Eastern States Exposition, W Springfield MA

Eastern States Exposition Presents Yankee Color Classic Horse Show

July 28-29. Coliseum, Hours: 7am-10pm. Admission: Free. Appaloosa Horse show open to registered Appaloosa horses. All breed horse show classes Saturday & Sunday.

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA

BasketBull Summer Finale

July 28-30. The BasketBull Summer Finale will provide teams from across the country and chance to play in the birthplace of basketball, in a state-of-the-art facility (the Mass Mutual Center), against top notch competition and maximum exposure.

Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place, Springfield MA

Sheraton Springfield & Word Cup of Scrabble

Some of the sharpest game players will come to the Sheraton Springfield for the Word Cup of Scrabble on July 28-Aug. 2. Not only will there be the excitement of good, competitive play, but there will be after-hours activities:  A catered reception, a trivia contest hosted by Bennett Jacobstein, a town-hall meeting, and a game night.

Main St, South Hadley Falls MA

South Hadley FallsFest Music and Arts festival

July 29 - 12:00-10:00 PM - Free Admission For All! FallsFest is a free one-day family-friendly festival of music, handmade crafts, activities, food and fun held at South Hadley’s Beachgrounds Park. This year’s festival will be held rain or shine. hree time Grammy nominated blues artist Ruthie Foster will headline a stellar lineup of eight bands performing non-stop original music from Roots to Americana to Country to Hip-Hop.

Six Flags, Agawam MA

Six Flags & The LEGO Batman Movie

Join us on Saturday, July 29 for a family fun movie night underneath the stars as we feature The LEGO® Batman Movie (rated PG). Six Flags and MetroPCS will host an in-park movie night, projected onto a 26' inflatable movie screen in the River's Edge Picnic Grove from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. The event is free with park admission or Season Pass and is open to all guests.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Curator’s Corner

In conjunction with our current exhibit, “Push The Green Hand Ahead: Springfield Armory in World War I”, join curator Alex Mackenzie for his Curator’s Corner program on July 29 at 2:00pm. This series offers the public a glimpse of artifacts from our extensive collection and to hear the stories about these interesting objects.  Following the presentation, speak with the curator and see the featured items up close. Admission is free of charge. Reservations are required due to limited seating.

Chez Josef, Agawam, MA

Chez Josef Presents Dueling Pianos Show

Join us on July 29, 7:15 PM Enjoy Dinner, Music & Dancing as two grand pianos duel it out to all the greatest hits! No two shows are the same! $60pp.

Six Flags, Agawam MA

Six Flags, Super Hero Summer

Join us from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. July 29 & 30 at the Main Street Gazebo for special games, live DJs, and tons of other great entertainment! There will be plenty of opportunities to win great Super Hero prizes! Don't miss out! Various DC SUPER HEROES™ will be at the Main Street gazebo for meet and greets! All Firemen and women will be invited to Six Flags New England for only $19.99 the celebration.

Eastern States Exposition, W Springfield MA

Eastern States Exposition Presents Hampden County 4-H Fair

July 29, An exhibition of animals and exhibits raised, grown or created by area 4-H members. 4-H members will be awarded prizes for their accomplishments on projects that they have made, grown, or raised during the past year. Mallary Complex, 9AM- 5PM. ADMISSION: Free.

Turners Falls MA

Turners Falls, River Valley Ice Cream Ride

July 29, 9AM. Bicycle along back roads in the Connecticut River Valley and view the small farms that make the area so scenic and also produce great local foods. One of our favorite local foods is Barts homemade ice cream and there will be plenty of opportunities to enjoy it at rest stops and at the event venue, Turners Falls' Unity Park. Three routes to satisfy every cycling appetite. $30 - $75 depending on route selected.

Springfield MA

Springfield Museums, Meet Your Samurai Ancestors

Extended by popular demand! Springfield Museums host a unique and imaginative exhibit that brings together original graphic novel art from the popular Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series with colorful Japanese woodblock prints depicting samurai warriors and examples of 19th century armor and swords used by actual samurai. Turtle Power! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Samurai Heroes draws from Japanese artwork, arms, and armor to provide visitors with a rare glimpse of the real-life inspiration for the popular cartoon and graphic novel series. through – Sept 3, 2017.

Eastern States Exposition, W Springfield MA

Eastern States Exposition Presents New England Food Truck Festival

July 29-30. Largest gathering of gourmet food trucks from around New England in one central location. The two-day event will feature over 40 food trucks, live music and entertainment for all ages. One-day passes are $5 and two-day passes are $8. Tickets can be ordered online and hours will be 11 a.m.- 12 p.m. on Saturday and 12 p.m.-6 p.m. on Sunday. Regular Admission is $5 at the gate and free for children under 6. Parking is an additional $5.

Turners Falls MA

Independence Day Celebration Turners Falls

July 29, 9:00 PM Franklin County Boat Club – Unity Park

Springfield MA

BWCS Car Show

On July 29 the 126th Battalion Wide Community Support group will be hosting its 3rd annual Car Show event. In addition to some cool military vehicle displays there will be music, food, raffles, vendors and displays and of course some amazing cars, trucks, motorcycles and more! Where else can you both support your local military units and see some of the most iconic vehicles? From 10am- 2pm. Come Join the Fun! Rain Date July 30.

Springfield MA

Springfield Museums, Exploring the World of Fairy Tales

Through Sept 3. Children can literally step inside beloved stories from around the globe. The tales include: Anansi and the Talking Melon, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, The Elves and the Shoemaker, Jack and the Beanstalk, Lon Po Po, and Thumbelina. Visitors enter the exhibit via a magical portal into a fabulous storybook kingdom where they'll learn the meaning and history of tales they've known all their lives and others that may be new to them.

Bernardston MA

Kringle Candle & Area Arts & Crafts Summer Fair

The Kringle Area Arts & Crafts Summer Fair will be held on Saturday & Sunday, July 29-30, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rain or Shine. Featuring the works and handcrafted items of artists and craftspeople. Watch them at work demonstrating their craft! Music, food, Kringle Kids activities! The event is free and open to the public.